Lead Dental Assistant and Certified Sleep Care Technician
Shay has been working in the dental field for 22 years and has exceptional leadership qualities. She graduated from Chemeketa Community College and is a Certified Dental Assistant. Her newest continued education expanded her duties to sleep care to help improve peoples’ quality of life. Shay is passionate about patient care and loves working side by side with Dr. Giruc. Shay is married and has two children. In her spare time, Shay and her family enjoy camping and hanging out at the Dunes.
Denise has three years of experience working in the dental field and helps improve patients’ self-confidence through their beautiful smiles. She graduated from Chemeketa Community College with her Associate of General Studies and Dental Assistant Certificate. She enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and helps them work through their dental fears. Denise loves spending her free time exploring and adventuring outdoors with her family and friends.
Kristi has been working in the dental field for 22 years and knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a dental Hygienist. She graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She really enjoys getting to know her patients and building long lasting relationships with them. She is dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for every patient and appreciates a great team atmosphere. Kristi enjoys spending time with her husband and son. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting family and friends, camping, mountain biking, kayaking, traveling and skiing.
Candice has 10 years of experience working in the dental field and enjoys a good joke to lighten up the mood. She graduated from Concorde Career College and received her Dental Assistant Certificate. Her favorite part of the day is interacting with patients and building relationships. She is committed to providing excellent patient care and loves her job. Candice is married and a mom of two boys. When she is not assisting, Candice enjoys traveling and photography.
Patient Care Coordinator and Insurance Specialist
Ofelia has been in the dental field for twenty-six years and has enjoyed it tremendously. Ofelia has known Dr. Giruc for almost twenty years. When the opportunity presented itself to join the practice, she knew it was an easy decision and was going to be a great place to work. She is a wealth of information to help patients navigate the treatment planning, figuring out patient benefits and explaining what is going to happen. Ofelia enjoys the relationships that are formed with patients and staff. She has been married for twenty-seven years to a loving, supportive and talented husband. Together, they have a beautiful daughter and two teenage boys. She enjoys her husband’s cooking and watching movies with him. As a family, they go to their boys’ soccer games, and now miss going to their daughter’s ballet recitals and cheerleading.
Carissa loves the people she works with and enjoys being a part of our dental family. She graduated from Chemeketa Community College with a Business Degree. She is learning on the job how to assist and help upfront. She wants to expand her horizons and be able to learn all aspects of working in the dental office both front and back. In her spare time, she enjoys doing puzzles and spending time with her husband and two children.
Laura has 7 years of experience working in the dental field and goes above and beyond for patients. She went to Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls and completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Laura enjoys working in a supportive and fun environment. She has a daughter and enjoys watching her play sports. Laura also has a cat, two dogs and four chickens. In her spare time, Laura enjoys photography, traveling, camping and hiking.
Heather has been working in the dental field for 27 years and her experience as a hygienist is exceptional. She graduated from the Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Heather enjoys working with Dr. Giruc and her wonderful staff. Getting to know all the great patients is her favorite part of her job. Heather enjoys quality time with her son and two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, CrossFit and hiking.
Thomas has ten years of experience in business administration, sales and customer service. He graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration from Oregon State University. He wears many hats in our practice. He specializes in IT, human resources and social media to name a few. He is very helpful and makes all our jobs more manageable. Thomas appreciates what a genuinely wonderful team he works with, and he loves all the patients. During his free time, Thomas likes to go to the Oregon Coast, hang out with friends and check out Oregon’s vast assortments of cuisine.
Sleep Care Coordinator
Jennifer has over twenty-one years of experience in the Dental and Orthodontic fields and is reliable, loyal and hardworking. After moving back to Oregon from Hawaii she is going to help Dr. Giruc navigate the difficult work of medical billing and help treat her patients for sleep apnea. Friendships made with her co-workers and building trust with patients is what she loves most about her job. Jennifer enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her fiancé and two children. She also loves quality time with her family and friends.